C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Aurora University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Scores Range
910-1100
ACT Scores Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Aurora University

Cost

Net Price
$17,178/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,647/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,558/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,229/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,234/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,072/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,832Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Involved students, supportive staff, successful
    37%
  • Average
    19%
  • Bored
    15%
  • Student-Athlete
    15%
  • Intelligent
    11%
  • Undetermined
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.57 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Comfortable, inclusive, driven for success
    68%
  • Relaxed
    19%
  • Small. Boring. Can't wait to graduate.
    6%
  • Stress. confused. want to cry.
    6%

After Aurora University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

Aurora University Reviews

604 reviews
All Categories
I rated Aurora University a 3 out of 5 overall. As far as athletics, some of the coaches from the athletic department are more concerned with the drama between the students than actually doing their job. The actual athletes on the other hand have obvious talent on every sports team here! I can tell that the school does try to make the campus food tasty and do different things but I give the food a 1/5, I'm someone that loves to cook and eat and the food here isn't the best to me. On the other hand the professors are amazing and seem to really care for the success of their students. As far as diversity, the school is pretty diverse but there has been some racism issues. The dorms are really nice and keep a clean look and really feel like a home away from home! Safety on campus definitely is not a problem here. Campus safety does there job very well!
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After you GE courses, the classes involving your major have a small ratio of students to Professors. The campus is very nice and although the school has over 4,000 students, it doesn't take very long to know many of your fellow students.
The only downside is the food service program. It is run by Sodexo, a very large food services company. The foods choices are too processed. There needs to be a lot more fresh fruit and vegetable, along with main courses without all the sauces and gravies.
Love the small campus and how the professors seem to really care about their students and what they teach. Greek life is really lacking, it's almost as bad as the food. Community bathrooms in the dorms and limited suites/singles available. Parking during the day is difficult if you leave M-F between 8 and 3. The university is in the middle of neighborhoods, so parties can be difficult.